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Sunday, September 7, 2014

3 Simple Words

For the past little while I've really thought a lot about these 3 Simple but profound words, 

What do the words "I love you" even mean?

Love can be defined in many different ways. 

The world likes to tell us that "I love you" is thrown around way to carelessly BUT that is an utter lie. 
Those three Simple words truthfully aren't used FREQUENTLY ENOUGH. 

I don't care who you are, everyone needs a little love.
Love is better expressed in ways other then words.

Love is a choice as much as it is a feeling or a decision.

When you promise to love, you promise your life.

There are important and frankly necessary ways to tell someone you love them, but there are also personal ways people like to be told they are loved.

The 5 most important ways to let someone know you love them is by the following:

1. Tell them everyday or as often as possible

2. Express gratitude to them. Tell them you are thankful for their presence in your life. Let them know you are grateful for all the things they do for you in your life.

3.Set aside time for them everyday. Good personal quality time is one of the greatest ways to express Love. Put away all distractions so you can truly listen to each other.

4. Always offer an act of kindness, or give service to that person without their knowledge (ex. make the bed, do the dishes, clean up)

5. Immediately be forgiving.

The 5th way is more important then all the other reasons.
We are all human beings, we all make mistakes; none of us are perfect.
Sometimes being forgiving can be so difficult, especially when you feel someone has wronged you or hurt you.

I can think of no greater example of this forgiving kind of love then the
Only Begotten, our Lord and Savior, and our  brother Jesus Christ.

When I think of the Saviors Love I think about the Crucifixion. He suffered for each one of us because he loves us so deeply.
The part of the Crucifixion that amazes me most is even after being whipped, spit upon, nailed, crowned with thorns and hung on the cross, Jesus asked the  father to forgive those who persecuted and crucified him.
That is the moment you know Jesus forgave those people.
That is also the moment that you know Jesus Christ loves all men.

The ultimate form of love for God and men is forgiveness. 

There are times in our lives when we wish we would have said "I love you" just one more time, don't let that time be today.

I love you is important in our everyday.

"Love isn't what makes the world go 'round, Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
-Franklin P. Jones